What is a Thermic Fluid? And what are the industries that use Synthetic Thermic Fluid?
A Thermic Fluid or a Heat Transfer Fluid is a gas or liquid that takes part in heat transfer. This even serves as a mediator to transport and store thermal energy. Synthetic Thermic Fluid is used in industries for heating and cooling in a closed circuit and continuous cycles.
It is divided into two categories, namely Synthetic Thermic Fluid and Mineral Thermic Fluid. Mineral oils are typically not used at elevated temperatures as they become thin at high temperatures. Mineral oil is extracted from the fractional distillation of crude oil. On the other hand Synthetic Heat Transfer Oil is manufactured using a chemical synthesis process.
Water is the most common Thermic Fluid but it cannot be used for a huge variety of applications. A basic application of hot water as Thermic Fluid is in the hydronic heating system to heat the radiator in a room. To work at a higher temperature, a Thermic Fluid with a high boiling point and high heat capacity should be used like the Synthetic Thermic Fluid.
Synthetic Thermic Fluids have high thermal conductivity, high thermal diffusivity, and low viscosity which helps fluid to flow easily.
Leading Pharmaceuticals, Bulk Drugs, Biochemical, Paper, Textile, and Food Processing Industries require Synthetic Thermic Fluid. Precitech’s Synthetic Thermic Fluid works on indirect closed heat transfer systems up to 326°C.
Know more about High-Temperature Synthetic Thermic Fluid Oil by Precitech here.
Measures to take for a long life of Synthetic Thermic Fluid
To increase the life of Synthetic Thermic Fluid it is advised to follow these steps:
- For longer life of the Synthetic Thermic Fluid, it is advised to use the oil at 300°C or below.
- The exposure of oil to the atmospheric air should be avoided to maintain the positive NPSH as air might get sucked into the system.
- Make sure any kind of contaminants or debris doesn’t reach the system. As contaminants cause fluid degradation and further operational problems.
- Precitech has less top-up, but still it is recommended to use fresh Thermic Fluid to top off the system. Don’t mix the old and fresh Thermic Fluid.
- Time should be given for heating up and cooling down of the fluid. As unnecessary startups and shutdowns can cause the fluid to lose its properties.
Precitech Supplies the Best Quality Synthetic Thermic Fluids
As compared to Mineral-Based Thermic Fluids, Synthetic Thermic Fluids have high thermal stability, high operating temperature, high oxidation stability, low carbon deposits, long service life, and lower top-up need. Precitech’s Thermic Fluid has a lower viscosity as compared to other thermic fluids. The Synthetic Fluid has a lower power consumption of the circulation pump and a high heat transfer coefficient.
Precitech Synthetic Thermic Fluid does not generate carbon deposition in the system. In a well-designed heat system, our Synthetic Thermal Fluids provide excellent thermal stability within the expected temperature ranges and provide years of service with minimum maintenance.
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